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David Sugarman

David Sugarman, Ph.D. (he/him) is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Rhode Island College. Trained in Developmental Social Psychology, he has focused on examining intrapsychic, interpersonal, and cultural factors that contribute to one’s experience of and resilience to intimate partner violence. He has examined the social cognitive processes associated with lay-person understandings of intimate partner violence and the impact of spanking on aggression. He has worked on the assessment of coercive interpersonal strategies and the applying meta-analysis to the partner violence literature.   Additionally, he has published on research topics including family stress, descriptive ethics, long-term care administration, and smoking advertising.  He is presently working on a hierarchical model of coercive conflict behavior assessment and a multi-level (individual and dyadic) model of couple resilience.